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2011 Colonial Field Hockey Camp


2011 Colonial Field Hockey Camp Dates --

***New Dates now confirmed for Session II Elite Camp!!***

All Levels: June 18-20, 2011 (Overnight and Commuter)
High School Elite: June 21-June 23, 2011 (Overnight and Commuter)
Day Camp: August 1-4

2011 Camp Information - updates and additional forms will be posted here
Camp Rules
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Session I - June 18-20th - Check-in 2-3:30; Check-out June 20th 3:30-4:30
Session I of the Colonial Field Hockey Camp at William & Mary is designed for participants aged 12-18 of all ability levels. Campers are grouped according to experience, ability, age, maturity and competitive spirit. Both individuals and teams are welcome.

Session II Elite Camp - June 21-June 23 - Check-in 2-3:30; Check-out June 23rd 10-11 a.m.
Elite Camp is limited to high school-aged campers who will be entering grades 9-12. This is a highly competitive camp for individuals and teams.

Session III Day Camp - August 1-4th - Each day runs from 8:45 am to 12 pm
Session III is open to campers from ages 10-18.

Our goal is to challenge each player to improve her individual skills as well as her understanding of team concepts. A creative curriculum, small teaching ratios, and an energetic and knowledgeable staff ensure an optimal learning environment. There will be opportunities to play with and be coached by the best in the game!

Sessions focus on skill development to enhance individual play, and small games to teach the concepts and strategies of team play. Goalkeepers receive specialized individual and group training throughout the entire camp. Additional special sessions may include topics such as sports psychology, team dynamics, international team experiences and video analysis.

Nightly coached games culminate with a camp tournament on the last day. Campers from the same school may compete as a team(s) in the night games if the high school coach requests that arrangement.

The Colonial Field Hockey Camp is directed and administered by the field hockey coaching staff at the College of William and Mary, an NCAA Division I program. The camp is a proud sponsor of the National Field Hockey Coaches Association.

Meet the Staff...
Camp Director - Peel Hawthorne enters her 25th year as Head Coach of the W&M Field Hockey program and the 17th as Colonial Field Hockey Camp Director. During her tenure, the Tribe has NCAA Tournament appearances in 2000 and 2002. Hawthorne’s players have received 53 All-South Region and eight All-American honors. Hawthorne was named CAA Coach of the Year, in 1995, 2001, and 2004. She is a graduate of W&M and received her M.Ed. from the University of Virginia.

Head Camp Coach - W&M Assistant Coach Tess Ellis brings a wealth of international experience to Williamsburg. An 8-year member of the Australian National Indoor team, Tess was a Tribe assistant coach for 8 years before becoming the Head Coach of the USA Women’s Under 21 Team and an assistant for the USA National team. She returned to W&M from 2003 to 2009 as a volunteer assistant, and started full-time with the Tribe again in 2010. Tess co-founded the Colonial Field Hockey Camp at William & Mary and also operates the Colonial Field Hockey Club in here in Williamsburg.

Former and/or Current Staff Members Include:
Quan Nim Anderson: Former W&M assistant, Co-founder of Focus Field Hockey, Iowa '98
Kelly McQuade: Head Coach, Virginia Commonwealth University, W&M ’03
Michelle Marks: Head Coach, LaSalle University, Syracuse ’03
Iain Byers: Head Coach, Longwood University, Canterbury Christ Church University College ’01
Gina Lucido: Head Coach, University of Richmond, Ball State ’95
Julia Zoolkowski: Head Coach, Slippery Rock University, W&M ’02
Ginny Sutton: Head Coach Davidson College, William and Mary ‘05
Don Warner: Head Coach, St. Catherine’s School, U.S. Coaching Staff
Jill Reeve: Head Coach, Miami of Ohio, U.S. National Team, ’96 Olympian
Katie Ridd: Assistant Coach, American University, Wake Forest ‘04
Kristen McCann: Former U.S. Women's National Team, former W&M assistant, Co-founder of Focus Field Hockey, UNC ’01
Jordan Steele: Former Assistant Coach, Stanford University, W&M ’03
Mary Beth Freeman: Head Coach, Columbia University, Old Dominion ’03
Shannon Karl: Assistant Coach, Virginia Commonwealth University, William and Mary ’04
Jodi Murphy: Head Coach, Liberty University, Richmond ‘07
Jackie Pereira: 3 time Olympian, 2 Olympic Gold Medals (Australia) Former Assistant at W &M
Jesse Larson ’04 - Present - U.S. Men's National Indoor Team, Spark Field Hockey Club, Former men's Head Coach at St. Andrew's University

General Camp Information:

2011 Dates & Cost:
Session I - Saturday, June 18 – Monday, June 20
Check-in: 2-3:30 pm, Check-out: 3:30-4:30 pm 

Resident Camper (staying overnight) - $425

Commuter Camper - $385

Session II Elite Camp - Tuesday, June 21 – Thursday, June 23
Check-in: 2-3:30 pm, Check-out: 10-11 am 

Resident Camper (staying overnight) - $425

Commuter Camper - $385

Session III Day Camp - Monday, August 1 - Thursday, August 4
8:45 am - 12 pm daily
Commuter Camper - $175

As our costs cannot be recovered after certain date, Colonial Field Hockey Camp does not refund camp fees for injury, illness or cancellation within 45 days of the start of camp. A $100 deposit is non-refundable under any conditions. However, families may purchase a competitively priced insurance program similar to trip insurance. We highly recommend you review this comprehensive protection plan created especially for camps. This is from a third party provider with no connection to William & Mary or the Colonial Field Hockey Camp. Please see the attachments and website below for details.

Camp Protector Insurance Brochure (PDF)
Camp Protector Family Marketing Letter (DOC)
Online Sign-Up

Camp Fees include daily instruction, meals (commuters: lunch & dinner), lodging (overnight campers only) and reversible jersey. Campers will receive a postcard and/or email confirmation of their registration. 

CLICK HERE FOR ON-LINE REGISTRATION (All sessions. Payable by credit card. Fee Applies)

Mail-in applications may be downloaded from this website and printed. Mail-in applications must include full payment. Personal checks accepted until May 1. Only on-line (credit card) or in-person (cash or money order) registrations will be accepted after May 1. Applications will remain open until camp is filled. Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to have a brochure mailed to you.

Chartered in 1693, The College of William and Mary is the second oldest university in the nation and is located in the heart of Colonial Williamsburg. The 2011 camp will be held at Busch Stadium, a lighted, newly resurfaced Astroturf 12 surface. A lighted FieldTurf field may also be utilized. The W&M campus offers an excellent sports camp environment! Area attractions include Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, Yorktown, Prime Outlets, Busch Gardens and Water Country.

Resident Campers are housed in air-conditioned campus dorms. The dormitory is supervised by camp staff and requires a card key for entry. Rooms are typically furnished for 2 individuals with a common hall bathroom. Requests can be made in advance for campers wishing to room together but assignments are not guaranteed. Please note roommate request on the application form. No key deposit is required at check-in, however if you lose your key you will be charged $100.00.

Meals are served on the second floor of the University Center, “Center Court RfoC” is one of William & Mary's "unlimited seconds" dining facilities. It is situated in the heart of campus near Zable stadium. There is a large selection of foods from a salad bar, deli section, pasta and many other food stations.

Campers are supervised by camp staff. Camp rules are posted and will be available on line. These are reviewed with campers at the first meeting. Compliance is required. Counselors are William and Mary student-athletes or other collegiate players. Counselors are selected for their maturity, responsibility and enthusiasm. Counselors attend training sessions and reside on the same halls as the campers. Head coaches are also housed in the same dorm. Staff assist campers in having a safe, rewarding and fun camp experience.

Medical Care:
Athletic Trainers will be on staff at all times to provide preventative and remedial care. Special first aid care supplies, athletic tape, and other medical needs are the responsibility of the individual. Signed medical release and insurance information must be on file for campers to participate. Emergencies will be treated either at the College Heath Service or the local hospital. Medical forms will be available on line and by regular mail.


"The William and Mary camp was amazing, I can't recall a camp where I learned so much about hockey, both skills and game strategies. My roommate and I wrote down everything we learned after each session and came up with about five pages of drills, skills, and game strategies. Thank you for the obvious amount of time you and the coaches put into organizing a quality camp. It was a great experience!"

“I enjoyed the field hockey camp that you hosted the week of June 22nd through the 25th. It was a blast. Thanks for assigning the wonderful coaches that I had (Laura, Kelly, Jules, and Tara) They were all fantastic!”

“This is our first year and I, as well as my daughter have been VERY impressed with the activities and protocol at every angle ! Your staff is incredibly courteous, knowledgeable and most helpful. They are truly on the ball in everything I have dealt with them on. My daughter calls me every break and is having a blast while learning SO much. Exhausted, but happy. Kudos to you and your staff. Thanks for your effort and hard work with a very successful camp.” -- Vicki Chohany

“Peel, thanks so much for running a great camp. I am totally impressed with your organization and communication. Our field hockey player is the youngest of three daughters who play different sports and have different interests. That means we've seen a few camp set ups! Yours seems to be the most well run. My daughter is a commuter, and she's had a great time at the camp. We signed her up for both sessions and then wondered after the fact if that was the right choice. She's convinced it was...she's ready to roll for second session!” -- Thanks, Ellen Roberts

“I just wanted to say congrats on a fabulous camp. I haven't ever really worked any other camp until now...and I now know that William and Mary camp is amazing and way ahead of any others. The organization and energy of the camp is truly unique. Please pass on my congrats to Quan and Tess also...I am truly impressed.” -- Kate Baird, NSW, Australia, W&M ‘05

For more information contact Tess Ellis or Wesley Drew by calling (757) 221-1594 or by email at and

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